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Artisan Talent Overview

Chicago, IL
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Whether you’re hiring talent or finding work, we’re here to make things easier for you. We’re a creative staffing agency with a deep pool of digital, marketing, and creative talent. Our Account Managers and Talent Recruiters are leading the way to ... Read more

Mission: From small agencies to major corporations, our boutique staffing agency is in the business of connecting people – and we never forget it. That’s what makes us Artisan.

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Artisan Talent – Why Work With Us?

Artisan is a digital, creative, and marketing staffing agency.

We have a boutique approach to both our talent and clients where we advocate for the best talent and nurture relationships with the best clients, from small agencies to major corporations.

Artisan is now a respected authority and leader in the creative staffing industry and our goal is to be the first choice for top clients and talent and to build strong, ongoing relationships with outstanding businesses and talent.

We advocate for the best talent, including graphic designers, web and mobile developers, UI / UX designers, interactive learning consultants, project managers, marketing managers, copywriters and more. We nurture relationships with the best clients, from major corporations and interactive agencies to small non-profits.

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By becoming our represented talent, you’ll be given access to freelance and full-time opportunities from interesting and high-profile companies.

We build a close relationship with you so that we can match you with opportunities befitting your undefinedgoals, needs, and expertise. We help you enhance your prospects by assigning you an individual Talent Representative who offers professional advice on polishing up your resume and can help you get training to increase your appeal. And we will help you every step of the way, before, during, and after your assignment. Our reputation depends on cultivating the best talent available, and we do what it takes to help you thrive. Come see why we are voted (indepently verified) every year in the Nation's top 2% of staffing agencies by talent just like you.

How We Work


We pride ourselves on building close relationships to help you enhance your prospects by assigning you an individual Talent Representative who can offer professional advice before, during, and after your assignment. Our reputation depends on cultivating the best talent available, so we do what it takes to help you thrive.

When you’re on the Artisan team, you join an impressive group of uniquely qualified and talented professionals. Our team maintains regularly updated listing of companies looking to hire for projects of varying scope in a diverse range of industries.

See a job that intrigues you? Start by registering with Artisan. 


Once you start working as an Artisan Talent, you can become eligible for the same benefits our employees receive. Why do we do this? Because we believe in inspiring better lives.

Benefits available include:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Personal Job Matching
  • Portfolio Review
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • 401K Plan
  • Career Coaching
  • Free Online Training
  • Referral Bonuses

We understand the very real need for medical benefits, especially among freelance professionals who struggle getting insurance coverage through other means. We believe that freelance professionals like yourself offer an unparalleled service to the companies that hire you—and we want you to receive the same value from your work that you bring to it. Does the notion of having access to health, dental, vision, 401k and even paid time off sound too good to be true? Just ask your Talent Rep what you need to do to qualify for these benefits.

Charitable Work

At Artisan, we pride ourselves on being a valuable asset to the communities we serve – not just to our clients and talent, but to all of those who can use our help. That is why since 1988, we’ve contributed more than $275,000 to various charitable causes.

The Match That Gives Back

For our “Match that Gives Back” competition, we let our sharpest talent challenge each other to create great work for great causes. Art director and graphic designer David Weik was selected as the winner, along with the nonprofit "Snow City Arts," to receive a $25,000 design project.

Other organizations we’ve supportedover the years include:

  • Americares
  • ArtReach at LilleStreet
  • American Heart Association         
  • Marwin
  • Hyde Park Art Center       
  • Hurricane Sandy Relief

We were introduced to some of these charities through our own talent, clients, and friends. Please get in touch if you know of a community cause that could use a hand - we’d love to work together to make things brighter for all of us.

Artisan Talent Reviews

  • Helpful (2)

    "Amazing People-Focused Company"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Artisan Talent as a contractor (More than a year)


    Real people, located in Indianapolis, you can pickup the phone and call them (and they answer) and you can meet with them to discuss your career. They know their stuff and they don't have constant turnover like most agencies.


    Benefits are good, but it takes a long time to be eligible for holiday pay when you are contracting or freelancing.

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Artisan Talent Photos

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Artisan Talent Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Artisan Talent (New York, NY) in September 2018.


    I was given a referral by a friend who had a positive experience. I contacted the same person my friend worked with and was given a response a week after I sent my initial email. They asked when could I meet in person and we set a date. I missed the appointment due to being in another interview (completely my fault). We rescheduled for another date which I had to reschedule (in advance) due to a shift in my schedule. After asking to reschedule, I was given a very stern email about "rescheduling with no notice" and how I was no longer going to be represented by Artisan. I felt this to be extremely excessive considering that schedules tend to shift here and there. My overall experience was negative.

    Interview Questions

    • How's your availability for next week? Let me know, thank you!   1 Answer
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Artisan Talent Awards & Accolades

  • Best Staffing Agency, Better Team, 2016
  • Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero & CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Client, Inavero & CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero & CareerBuilder, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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